geologic erosion

geologic erosion

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(geology)
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Erosion from undisturbed forest lands is typically less than the geologic erosion rate of less than 0.30 t/ha/yr (0.13 t/ac/yr) (Beasley 1979; Patric 1976; Smith and Stamey 1964; Yoho 1980).
The wear and tear of exposure to organisms and the elements change leaves' topography over time, the group suspects, "much as geologic erosion preserves some land features while strongly changing others."
Worldwide, human-induced accelerated erosion is estimated to be about 2.6 times the natural or geologic erosion e.g.